In the selection draw of Saskatchewan PNP held on January 21, the province invited 502 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination. The invited candidates belong to the Express Entry and Occupations In Demand sub-categories under the International Skilled Worker category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program(SINP). Of the total 502 invitations issued in the latest SINP draw, 189 were sent to Express Entry sub-category candidates and the remaining 313 to Occupations In-Demand candidates. All the invitations were issued to candidates with work experience in any one of the 79 select occupations.
Saskatchewan Expression of Interest (EoI)
The latest SINP draw selected candidates on the basis of Expression of Interest system. All the selected candidates had submitted an Expression of Interest to receive an invitation from Saskatchewan to apply for provincial nomination. Under the EoI system of SINP, each candidate must demonstrate required level of work experience, education, language ability, age and connections to the province. Based on these eligibility factors, candidates are awarded a score out of 100 on the Points Assessment Grid of the SINP. Candidates with the highest scores are invited to apply for provincial nomination from Saskatchewan. The minimum required provincial score for the selected candidates was 77.
Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category
In the latest SINP draw, Saskatchewan issued invitations to 189 candidates who had their profiles in the federal Express Entry pool. The federal Express Entry system manages applications for immigration under the three federal economic immigration programs of Canada, which are Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class. The Express Entry candidates who receive provincial from Saskatchewan will have 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score points added to their total CRS score.
Occupations In-Demand sub-category
Those who do not have an Express Entry profile may apply for provincial nomination from Saskatchewan through the Occupations In-Demand sub-category of SINP. This program targets those candidates who have work experience in occupations that have shortage of labor force in the province. In the latest SINP draw, 313 Occupations In-Demand candidates received invitations.